Year: 2002 Source: Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. p.213-237 SIEC No: 20040164

The author investigates the assisted suicide & euthanasia debate from the perspective of the disability community, citing legal examples to demonstrate how the legalization of these practices may impact people with disabilities, especially in light of continuing bias in perceptions of disabled persons. The Oregon law is specifically examined. The formal positions of a number of national disability rights organizations opposed to the legalization of assisted suicide are presented.